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Blessed schedule space

Saturday, December 03, 2011      8 comments

Today--except for a midday very brisk walk around the neighborhood, with four errands done along the way--I kept my nose to the grindstone & got two freelance projects finished. It was enjoyable work--but now it's over, yay! And because I taught... Read more

Be ready for winter ice!

Monday, November 28, 2011      8 comments

Hey friends, there's a great deal at Revel Sports online, today only! Order any sports equipment & get 25% off using the coupon code "Cyber" (for Cyber Monday) when you're checking out. I had been thinking about getting a pair of Yaktrax Pr... Read more

Some resolution & some good news

Monday, November 21, 2011      10 comments

Thanks, friends, for your kind responses to my previous post. I really appreciate your solidarity! Saturday I had a good long talk with one of the key church folks. We fully agree on the basic thing that needs to be done; the only differenc... Read more

Processing big stuff

Saturday, November 12, 2011      11 comments

My weight/fitness work hasn't been consistent or focused lately. I'm dealing with really hard stuff surrounding the divorce--not just my husband's unjust & unreasonable demands, & the real possibility that a judge may "impartially" but unjustly ... Read more

Green day!

Saturday, November 05, 2011      7 comments

Happy Move Your Money Day! I applaud the national movement to move personal accounts out of the big banks. Today I read up on a new "green" bank in Chicago called GreenChoice, & I contacted them to start the process of opening checking & savings... Read more

Resolution + crazy shopping/cooking day

Sunday, October 23, 2011      6 comments

So my weight was UP 1.2 lbs today, instead of down the way it's supposed to go during the 5% challenges. Could be partly because last night I attended a wine/cheese reception to raise money for my church's after-school program for neighborhood k... Read more


Thursday, October 20, 2011      8 comments

I like the Spanish verb "estrenar," meaning to wear or use something new. Today I wore my new size-10 dress coat for the first time! It's been very cold & blustery yesterday & today so I needed more protection than my goofy little swing coat pro... Read more

Blood pressure good, TMJ bad, food budget amazing

Monday, October 10, 2011      7 comments

I went to see my doctor today. I was really pleased with my blood pressure reading: 104/58. Pretty great for a 57-year-old! But the reason I had to go was that I've been having a flareup of my TMJ issues. Got a mouth guard last fall/winter,... Read more

Two changes + a THANK YOU

Monday, October 03, 2011      10 comments

1. SP raised my calorie range without asking my permission! emoticon Today, my first day of online food tracking for... Read more

So sorry, Starfish . . . I'm not carrying my weight.

Thursday, September 29, 2011      12 comments

This week I've faced some extra work challenges & have not managed my time as well as I should. I also had to deal with terrible insomnia twice. So after a glorious weekend with some wonderful long fast walks, I have fallen off the wagon exercis... Read more


Tuesday, September 27, 2011      10 comments

For the past year-plus I quit wearing my favorite ring, a ruby birthstone one my parents gave me for my 14th birthday. They bought it in a jewelry store in Medellin, Colombia, where we were living then. So besides the fact that it's pretty & has... Read more

My reasons

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      6 comments

"Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. What do you want to change? How do you want to look? How do you want to feel? What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? And list all th... Read more

Busy & happy & looking slimmer

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      9 comments

The lovely evening at my sister's on Labor Day ended with us (sister, brother-in-law, & me) standing in a little circle holding hands while she prayed blessings & protection over me as my divorce case proceeds. I'm sure that's one reason that ye... Read more

Good Labor Day to you!

Monday, September 05, 2011      11 comments

I am thankful for the benefits that the labor movement has brought to so many of us: the 8-hour workday & 40-hour work week, increased workplace safety, & more. Thank you, Haymarket martyrs & so many others! Besides cooking up some green be... Read more

Happy weekend

Sunday, September 04, 2011      5 comments

I finished a long, challenging freelance project yesterday--yay! And last night I had two rare treats in a row: a friend & I went to the first part of Cassandra Wilson's performance in the Chicago Jazz Festival, then trekked to a jazz club to he... Read more

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